1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

Not Rated.
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple WheatShock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

535 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 535
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 24.27%
Wants: 6
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat is a unique, hand crafted brewed hybrid of Belgian wheat beer and sweet cider, with natural Honeycrisp flavor added to produce an innovative new brew that is crisp, refreshing and flavorful. This unfiltered brew is the perfect beer to welcome the warming Spring days.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-10-2013)
View: Beers (79) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 535 | Reviews: 90 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MN_Beerticker


2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

11-27-2013 15:16:44 | More by MN_Beerticker
Photo of AllForAugust

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

3.1/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A new truck stop in my small town has brought holiday tidings of an increased selection of alcoholic beverages. Considering a widely distributed variety of Shock Top to be a new product in a town less than an hour away from the company headquarters should tell you where I'm at with the selection. Poured from an 16oz can perfectly into a 16oz Shock Top glass (because I happen to have one) with no room to spare in the glass and no beer left over in the can. The exactness of the liquid's displacing prowess is absolutely stunning; not a drop out of line. Anheuser is a big company, and mass produced beer is it's schtick, so you bet your ass they have a killer quality control department.

A: The beer poured right up to the lip of the glass, which under normal circumstances would have caused me to slow my roll whilst pouring, but the head quickly dissipated, leaving a smooth surface the exact same color as the base. The color itself is a little more orangey than the standard Shock Top. The head being not entirely unlike ninja smoke is what hurts the appearance score here; one quick white flash of fluff and it's gone. The appearance, along with the smell, taste, and mouthfeel, are trying to bullshit you into believing that this is a cider. Don't fall for such treachery, dear drinker.

S: Well, fuck me, maybe this is a cider! No, no, get your head in the game, man. Instant apple twang crowds the olfactory attempting to mask any faults of the brew. Even the ever-so slight cinnamon kiss overpowers the hop aroma. Nothing in the smell of this beer is wheat-like at all. Having said all that, the smell does foreshadow a taste that will invite those who don't naturally go for better beer into the hallowed house of finely crafted brews.

T: Cider again! Very little beer-like qualities remain in this beer. The appleiness has revealed its final form, and it tastes like the skins rather than the fruit. Seriously, there's a dryness here not too far from a chardonnay in it's tannins. Overall, it's not entirely undesirable, but what is a honeycrisp apple wheat supposed to taste like? Honey? Check. Crisp? Check. Apple? Check? Wheat? Well... maybe not.

M: Light on the tip of the tongue, fruity on the back of it. More carbonation than I'd like to see in a wheat beer. Again, and this is probably the second to last time I'll bring this up, this could be cider and I wouldn't get in a fist fight over it.

O: Just drink cider, ya dummy.

Serving type: can

11-26-2013 20:23:25 | More by AllForAugust
Photo of Kroller86


3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

11-24-2013 22:27:01 | More by Kroller86
Photo of JMad


3.11/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a pale golden color with a bubbly white head that quickly dissipated.
Smells of ,surprise, cider and honeycrisp apples with a hint of cinnamon.
Tastes like a straight up harf cider at first but there is some grain in the aftertaste.
Feels light with lots of carbonation.
Wouldn't really purchase again, but the apple flavor was nice.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 19:26:28 | More by JMad
Photo of AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -2.9%

11-21-2013 08:00:02 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
Photo of puffmadblunts


2.73/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

As someone else said to describe this it taste just like green jolly rancher.. For me it would be hard to stomach more than one of these. It is for an aquired taste... poured slightly clear for a wheat. It is definitly a shock on the palate with a sour taste. Dont really get the honey taste. little fizzy head. try it its either a love it or hate it. Mayne ok if paired with the right meal.

Serving type: can

11-20-2013 06:48:15 | More by puffmadblunts
Photo of JohnCellona


3/5  rDev -2.9%

11-18-2013 02:25:32 | More by JohnCellona
Photo of BrewMaven

New York

3.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wifey brought this home for me.

Really hazy deep gold with a nice heathy white hat that "stuck around" for quite a bit. Rampant carbonation.

Strong whiffs of green apple and wheat..yeast? The apple is literally tart on my nose.

Taste is more green apple sweet tartness, with a drying slightly warming finish. Surprisingly sticky mouthfeel with diminishing carbonation.

Not bad considering I'm not usually a big fan of "apple" in a beer.

Serving type: can

11-17-2013 00:03:33 | More by BrewMaven
Photo of V3XX069


3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

11-16-2013 05:07:53 | More by V3XX069
Photo of Flathead_Monster


2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

11-15-2013 03:23:45 | More by Flathead_Monster
Photo of Joe_Detweiler


4/5  rDev +29.4%

11-10-2013 01:07:31 | More by Joe_Detweiler
Photo of OldSmaug

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -2.9%

11-09-2013 02:27:06 | More by OldSmaug
Photo of Das_Reh


2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

11-01-2013 08:27:21 | More by Das_Reh
Photo of kaseiryu


3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

11-01-2013 02:39:00 | More by kaseiryu
Photo of brandonld23


1.25/5  rDev -59.5%

11-01-2013 01:45:07 | More by brandonld23
Photo of davemathews68


2/5  rDev -35.3%

10-30-2013 00:54:18 | More by davemathews68
Photo of Boggdogg


2.16/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clouldy yellow color with a small white head that fades to nothing quickly. No lacing. Smell is strong with apple and nothing else. Taste was much the same as smell like sour apples. Not bad if you want a light hard cider but I wouldn't classify it as a beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 00:46:53 | More by Boggdogg
Photo of MikeyC37

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -2.9%

10-29-2013 23:34:32 | More by MikeyC37
Photo of jmccullough108


2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

10-25-2013 23:55:53 | More by jmccullough108
Photo of bzach


3/5  rDev -2.9%

10-25-2013 22:25:00 | More by bzach
Photo of Storm21


2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

10-25-2013 14:41:46 | More by Storm21
Photo of TammyC2164


3.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like this one it has mild apple taste. Most appealing is the gluten free as I have a friend who has issues with gluten so we can drink this together. Its much better cool but not refrigerator cold. We had this on summer day and it was very refreshing and not heavy like some beverages can be. For me this is great Grilled food Beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 03:45:38 | More by TammyC2164
Photo of jski

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -2.9%

10-23-2013 23:53:17 | More by jski
Photo of DeeMalloy


3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-22-2013 11:27:50 | More by DeeMalloy
Photo of tbone1384


3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

10-20-2013 20:20:24 | More by tbone1384
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.